Got Coffee?

Student-run business, the Corral, is selling hot drinks

By Jessica Oakley

You may have noticed more traffic in the library. This is due to The Corral opening up in the mornings from 7:30 to 7:50 to offer coffee, cider, tea and hot chocolate.

The Corral is in the back of the library in a small room that was once home to typewriters. At one point, the nook that includes student vending machines was considered as a potential home for the new venture by IHS business students.

“We would like to be in the Commons, where we are more visible,” teacher Laura Schinstock said. “I believe we would get more traffic that way.”

The products offered at the Corral may be delicious, but they do have to be under 60 calories because of health guidelines in the district.

Principal Stacey Fager predicted that “the winter will be very popular” for the new business. 

There are many teenagers who help with the shop before school. Among them are the students in Schinstock’s Entrepreneurship class and Tina Stanley’s workplace training classes, as well as members of the Future Business Leaders of America organization. The money raised will go to FBLA to help pay for out-of-state conventions that are too expensive right now.

“We usually get 20 to 25 people a day that come in,” student Torrie Maley said, “and it is a very friendly environment to be involved with.”